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Archives: American Soccer

Final MLS Table

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The season is over and, after a wild weekend, we have our playoff teams.  The first round of playoffs looks like this: West LA Galaxy vs Chivas USA Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders East Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake … Continue reading

NHL, NBA seasons starting too soon is taking more notice

Posted on by Mitch Howard

It’s that time again.  Time to take notice and realize that the NHL and NBA seasons start way too soon.  It could also be that they end in June, way too late.  Either way, they are burning the public out.  Their … Continue reading

2010 MLS All-Star Match To Be Held At Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas

Posted on by Brian Zygo

Tomorrow, Major League Soccer, the Houston Dynamo, and Lone Star Sports and Entertainment will officially announce that the 2010 MLS All-Star Game will be held at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, not Robertson Stadium. While Reliant Stadium, which was officially … Continue reading

Vincenzo Bernardo Is A Free Agent But Will Major League Soccer Let Another Italian Get Away?

Posted on by Brian Zygo

This past week it was officially announced that Vincenzo Bernardo had opted out of his contract with Italian Serie A club Napoli and is now a free agent. For some weeks there has been speculation that the New Jersey native, … Continue reading

Americanizing Soccer for the U.S. Sports Fan pt. 6

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Pro Soccer’s greatest obstacle in the busy American sports calendar is figuring out how not to get lost in the shuffle. With the other pro team sports so entrenched in the American sports fan’s consciousness, pro Soccer, even in the … Continue reading

Beckham’s ‘bad guy’ image drives business

Posted on by Mitch Howard

David Beckham’s ego is off the charts.  He is not bashful in the least bit, as noted from his underwear ads and from his attitude towards his career.  He has expressed himself with the press on a range of topics.  … Continue reading

Lack of U.S. Soccer involvement ruins reputation, progress

Posted on by Mitch Howard

  It was the perfect set up;  A Mexican squad in dire need of a win to gain back confidence, A U.S. squad playing with benchwarmers.  US Soccer executives probably didn’t figure on 5 – nothing.  The damage is done.  … Continue reading

Teaching fans to embrace multiple championships

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Professional Soccer provides a uniqueness that no other professional team sport in the U.S. offers.  It has multiple championships.  Though, the Superliga does not seem to have the staying power, the CONCACAF Champions League and U.S. Open Cup appear to be … Continue reading

Beckham chases redemption, championship

Posted on by Mitch Howard

This week President Obama invited both parties involved in the Cambridge Police department incident to the White House for beers.  He is trying to turn an unfortunate event into a learning experience.  It may take some cooling off time to pull this off … Continue reading

Will the sports fan be able to keep up?

Posted on by Mitch Howard

  The Summer of Soccer continues to open eyes. Sports fans are taking a second look and new fans are getting hooked.  This period of time has undoubtedly been Soccer’s most historic in the U.S.  But are sports fans getting confused and could … Continue reading

MLS Schedule Flunks Out Again

Posted on by Mitch Howard

It’s time for the annual MLS flunks out again blog for MLS not taking action during MLB’s all-star break.  Instead of garnering potential sports media headlines for games on Wednesday, the best day of the break to play games, the headlines went … Continue reading

Stuart Holden – The Future of American Soccer?

Posted on by Brian Zygo

Say what you will about the U.S. National Team’s performance in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, after all it is an experimental squad seemingly designed to give Coach Bob Bradley a better idea of the quality and the extent of … Continue reading

MLS, CONCACAF botch doubleheader option

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Once again, MLS executives prove they are not in tune with their product.  The Gold Cup provided the perfect opportunity for MLS to expand their fan base.  Collaboration with CONCACAF representatives could have brought doubleheaders featuring one MLS game and one … Continue reading

Narrow gap exists among USL, MLS teams

Posted on by Mitch Howard

A merger of the two leagues, USL and MLS, does not appear to be anywhere on the horizons.  Trying to figure out which league is stronger remains a difficult chore.  One of the only barometers out there is the US … Continue reading

Blatter, Garber out of touch with American sports fans

Posted on by Mitch Howard

FIFA President Blatter’s statement a couple weeks back regarding MLS and its schedule was way out of touch with the reality of the American sporting landscape.  Blatter said it was imperative for MLS to get on an August to May … Continue reading

A Toast to the US Soccer Fan as We Await the Confederations Cup Final

Posted on by Brian Zygo

As both a fan and observer of American Soccer in general and the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) in particular, Confederations Cup 2009 has been a rollercoaster with amazing emotional highs and lows. As we all know, the US started … Continue reading